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a tireless voice for family-friendly policies, for protecting the coastline of northern california and for bringing our troops home and ending the misguided wars in iraq and afghanistan. lynn was a leader of the congressional progressive caucus and i call her the mom of the caucus. and her passionate voice on progressive issues, she will be missed. her leadership will be missed and it will be a great vacuum for us to fill in the future. bob filner had a years' long odyssey for filipino veterans who fought along u.s. troops in world war ii but were denied benefits through their service. so the war -- the united states congress broke its promise it had made to these veterans and for decades to follow, they struggled to secure fair treatment, similar to that afforded to the men who fought alongside them. as chairman of veterans' affairs committee, bob filner was in the middle of this fight. i wish him well as he moves on to a new phase to his service to the people of san diego. jose baca, or joe baca, has been a friend of mine for a long time. school boards and all other elected offic
of forums in my northern california district to raise awareness about identity theft and financial scams targeting senior citizens. i've heard complaints from many of these constituents that while the public increasingly understands the importance of safeguarding personal information, medicare isn't doing its part. with today's vote, we take the first step toward removing these numbers from the medicare cards that beneficiaries are encouraged to carry with them at all times. we've heard too many excuses over the years and it is becoming clear to me that c.m.s. simply isn't interested in protecting seniors and people with disabilities from identity theft. importantly, this legislation will not increase the deficit. h.r. 1509 also includes a study to examine the use of smart card technology in the medicare program. some technology stakeholders have expressed concerns that the direation of the two-year study -- duration of the two-year study, if g.a.o. is able to complete the study on a more expedited time frame, i would be happy to work with congressman gerlach and the technology community
people of burma in there just cause. i'm proud to say that northern california is home to the largest burmese population in the nation. the new yorkers think they might be. we are not competitive around here. [laughter] buddhism and its nonviolent -- the san francisco has been a leader for supporting democracy in burma and in supporting aung san suu kyi. buddhism and its non-violence tradition has been a source of strength for the nonviolent democracy movement in burma. but aung san suu kyi has seen her supporters beaten, tortured and killed. she has never responded with hatred and violence. she has asked only for peaceful dialogue and progress for democracy. she has always believed that the need for democracy for all the people of burma was more important than her personal need. indeed, she made great personal sacrifices in terms of her own family as senator feinstein pointed out. one admirer described her as a seeker, a seoul pilgrim, one that makes her life a vehicle for a deeper awakening to truth. aung san suu kyi walks in the footsteps of her beloved father and the giants of his
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